RESOLUTION NO. 19-275

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Auburn has received a petition to vacate that certain easements described in the attached Petition for

Vacation of the sidewalk easements located along Genelda Avenue, in the Auburn city limits; and

WHEREAS, the petition is filed in accordance with the provisions of Section 23-4-20 of the Code of Alabama 1975 which provides that any street or

alley may be vacated, in whole or in part, by the owner or owners of the land abutting the street or alley or abutting that portion of the street or alley

desired to be vacated; and

WHEREAS, all owners of land abutting the easements proposed to be vacated have joined in the petition to vacate said sidewalk easements; and

WHEREAS, the Petition for Vacation of the sidewalk easements located along Genelda Avenue states that no property owner will be deprived of any

right they may have to convenient and reasonable means of ingress and egress to and from their property as a result of the requested vacation; and

WHEREAS, a public hearing was conducted by the Auburn City Council on October 15, 2019 at which time all persons were given an opportunity to be

heard in favor of or in opposition to the proposed sidewalk easements; and

WHEREAS, public notice of the public hearing was provided in accordance with Section 23-4-20 of the Code of Alabama 1975; and

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Auburn has determined that it is in the best interest of the City to vacate the easements described in the

attached Petition for Vacation of the sidewalk easements located along Genelda Avenue and that the sidewalk easements should be returned to the

abutting landowners.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Auburn, Alabama, does hereby assent to the easement vacation as described in the attached

Petition for Vacation of the sidewalk easements located along Genelda Avenue.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Auburn, Alabama, does hereby remise, release, quitclaim to the aforesaid parties whatever right, title

and interest the City of Auburn may have acquired in the property by virtue of the dedication or the vacation of said property, or otherwise, and that

Ron Anders, Jr., Mayor of the City of Auburn, is authorized to execute and deliver a Quitclaim Deed to the forenamed parties or persons carrying out

the intention of this paragraph and the City Clerk be and is hereby authorized and directed on behalf of the City of Auburn to attest the same.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Clerk shall cause a copy of this resolution to be filed in the Probate Court of Lee County and shall further

cause a copy of this resolution to be published once in a newspaper in Lee County no later than 14 days after its adoption.

ADOPTED AND APPROVED by the City Council of the City of Auburn, Alabama, this the 15th day of October 2019.

/s/Ron Anders, Jr., Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/James C. Buston, III, City Manager

The Villager

October 24, 2019

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